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MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:10 pm
by softwarefailure
This is it! Airsoft Softwair has saved their greatest firework for New Year's Day! MUI Royale is a plugin for Hollywood that finally allows you to easily create MUI GUIs with Hollywood. MUI Royale supports over 40 MUI classes including popular third-party classes like TextEditor.mcc and TheBar.mcc. Creating and managing menustrips is also fully supported. The plugin sets new standards concerning the ease of use because the GUI layout can be conveniently defined using an XML file that is converted into a MUI GUI by MUI Royale on the fly. GUI design has never been so easy! Of course, new features of MUI 3.9 (AmigaOS 4) and MUI 4.0 (MorphOS) are also supported.

The highlight of MUI Royale, however, is certainly its inbuilt Hollywood MUI class. This class allows dynamic embedding of complete Hollywood displays into MUI GUIs which can be used to combine the best of both worlds - MUI's proven GUI skills and Hollywood's unequalled multimedia capabilities - into one powerful application, limited by the scope of your creativity only.

MUI Royale requires at least Hollywood 5.2 and is provided free of charge for all users of Hollywood. It is available for AmigaOS 3 (m68k), AmigaOS 4 (PPC), MorphOS (PPC), and AROS (i386). The package comes with almost 20 example scripts, many of which are direct ports from the MUI 3.8 SDK by Stefan Stuntz, but there are also original developments like demonstrations of how to create a video player using the combined power of Hollywood and MUI. On top of that MUI Royale comes with extensive documentation as a 280 page PDF file which is also available in the HTML, AmigaGuide, and CHM formats thanks to the Hollywood documentation system.

All this makes MUI Royale the truly royal MUI experience, carefully crafted for you Kings and Queens of MUI! (screenshots: shot1.png shot2.png shot3.png)

Download now available at the official Hollywood portal @ http://www.hollywood-mal.com/

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Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:39 pm
by softwarefailure
New forum for discussing GUI programming using the MUI Royale plugin has just been added. Please post all MUI Royale related questions to that forum.

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:51 pm
by tolkien
Really impress!!!! Thanks once again! It´s great to start the year with this!

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:56 pm
by djrikki
Wow what an awesome update, this is gonna keep me busy well into 2013.

Nice work Andreas!

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:18 pm
by zylesea
A big big thank you! Finally it will be easily possible to make Hollywood programs that look and feel professional and native. I am really stunned and agape. Hats off!

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:35 pm
by djrikki
This is massive news. Two questions, can MuiBuilder be used in conjunction with this to expediate GUI creation. How good is MUIBuilder anyway (never used it) ?

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:24 pm
by airsoftsoftwair
djrikki wrote:Two questions, can MuiBuilder be used in conjunction with this to expediate GUI creation. How good is MUIBuilder anyway (never used it) ?


I have never used MUIBuilder but it certainly cannot be used with MUI Royale because this plugin requires XML GUI declarations. However, these XML files can be created really fast because it's really really easy and straight-forward.

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:27 pm
by airsoftsoftwair
zylesea wrote:A big big thank you! Finally it will be easily possible to make Hollywood programs that look and feel professional and native. I am really stunned and agape. Hats off!


Thanks. By the way, MUI Royale reveals the true power of the Hollywood 5 plugin interface, i.e. it is even possible to ditch the standard Hollywood display server altogether and reroute all graphics through a custom display handler (in this case: MUI objects). That's why it took me almost 10 years until I made the plugin interface public because it just HAD to be superior before making it public. Internally, it changed with every major Hollywood release but now with version 5 it is here to stay :)

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:46 pm
by djrikki
BTW small bug in your installation script in regard to the ASSIGNment made to User-startup.

My path has a space in the pathname, the path wasn't surrounded in quotes by the installer.

Re: MUI Royale 1.0 released

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:42 pm
by Mazze
Andreas wrote:
djrikki wrote:Two questions, can MuiBuilder be used in conjunction with this to expediate GUI creation. How good is MUIBuilder anyway (never used it) ?


I have never used MUIBuilder but it certainly cannot be used with MUI Royale because this plugin requires XML GUI declarations. However, these XML files can be created really fast because it's really really easy and straight-forward.


MuiBuilder can output different source formats with plug-ins. Theoretically, one could write such a plug-in for Royale-XML.